Production of Salmon Brook Valley organic maple syrup
and other maple products is definitely a family affair!
Three generations of our extended family work together to
make it happen.
We produce our organic maple syrup and other maple products
in the spring,
but there's work to do twelve months a year:
clearing dead branches and fallen limbs,
splitting and stacking firewood,
grading the access road in the summer,
plowing the access road in the winter,
maintaining our sugar-shack building,
cleaning the boiling tanks,
cleaning the kitchen, designing and
implementing equipment upgrades,
distributing our products to
keeping track of inventory, bookkeeping...the list goes on and on!
Lots of firewood to split!
Stringing the plastic tubing through the trees
requires careful planning and good teamwork.
Drilling a tap requires strength and skill.
Our Sugar Shack. This is where the magic happens!
Working on the lines.
Sugar Shack gets a roof.
Bottling syrup is an assembly-line operation.
The bottles are beautiful in the windows
at the Sugar Shack.